Millennials in America 2017

Author: Robert L. Scardamalia

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598889346

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

View: 8107

This publication provides a wide range of characteristics profiling the demographic, social, and economic status of the Millennial generation. While the Baby Boom generation occupies much of our social and political dialogue, the Millennial generation is actually a larger generation. As the Boomers age, their numbers will decrease while the Millennials will be the driving social and political force in the coming decades. Millennials in America focuses on the those born between 1982–2001. Millennials in America is an invaluable source for helping people understand what the census data tells us about who we are, what we do, and where we live. Benefits of this publication include: It will fill an information gap due to the difficulty in extracting comparative data from the Census Bureau's American FactFinder dissemination system. Users will have comparative data in a single reference volume. It will eliminate the need for the data user to understand and manipulate detailed census data files and consolidate disparate tables in AFF. This publication utilizes the PUMS data which is the ONLY source of data that can be used to define precise age ranges for the Millennial generation. The age detail available for census summary data simply aren’t adequate for defining the Millennials and therefore prohibit compilation of characteristics specific to this important generation. Features of this publication include: Detailed data on 11 subject areas including race, educational attainment, field of study, income, mobility status, employment status, housing, and more Each subject area includes data for the United States, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 622 counties, 331 cities, 381 metropolitan areas and 34 micropolitan areas. Each part is preceded by highlights, maps, and figures illustrating how areas diverge from the national norm as well as differences among areas.

The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World

A New Generationâ€TMs Handbook to Being Yourself and Living with Purpose

Author: Alison Lea Sher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510733221

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 1892

A guide and blueprint to a purposeful millennial existence—and how we can make a difference. What does it mean to be a millennial in this chaotic world? Beyond Snapchat and Tinder, the consumerist culture we’ve inherited, and quarter-life crises, can a millennial aspire to more? Alison Lea Sher argues, yes, we can! Packing herself up in an RV, Sher embarks on a road trip in hopes of starting a conversation about what it means to grow up in America, post-Great Recession. Interviewing 150 of her millennial peers as they begin their adult lives—from kids heading straight to Wall Street after college to those sleeping on it—Sher asks: “Who are you; what should you do; and how can you step into your destiny as a stakeholder in society?” The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World is a one-of-a-kind ethnographic study on the spotlighted millennial generation, as told by millennials—the largest generation in US history that is now transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. As millennials embark on a young adult quest during a frightening time, how can they enlist the idealism, values, and resistance politics they are so well-known for to discover a sense of self and purpose? Learn how to: “Adult”—and not in the way society defines it Ride the technology revolution, instead of letting it ride you Be ethical, inclusive, and sex-positive in your relationships Resist the corporate oligarchy we live in Recognize privilege, embrace diversity, and fight for equality Save the earth, literally With intimate stories, ethnographic research, and practical tips, The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World will inspire every young person, showing them how to optimize their coming-of-age potential in a world that desperately needs it.

Generation X

Geschichten für eine immer schneller werdende Kultur. Roman

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216145

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3016

Die Bibel der Heutezeit. Willst du ein Haus oder ein Leben? Andy, Dag und Claire teilen die Sehnsüchte ihrer Eltern, der Babyboomer, nicht. Sicherheit ist ihnen egal. Denn das heraufdämmernde neue Jahrtausend verspricht nichts als Katastrophen. Überschuldung, Überbevölkerung, Klimaerwärmung, Komsumterror - vor diesem Hintergrund zählt nur noch eins: Frei zu sein und zu genießen. Die drei beschließen sich loszusagen, auf Karriere und Kaufkraft zu verzichten, um sich ins Rentneridyll Palm Springs zurückzuziehen, Gin Tonic zu trinken, Geschichten zu erzählen und auf den Sonnenaufgang zu warten. Als „Generation X“ 1991 in den Vereinigten Staaten erschien, waren Leute wie Andy, Dag und Claire ihre Haltung, die lässige Unverbindlichkeit, Patchworkkleidung, ihre Trink- und Schlafgewohnheiten noch Fiktion. Inzwischen gehören ihre Wiedergänger zum täglichen Straßenbild der Städte weltweit. Millennials und Xennials, Emos, Hipster, die Generation Y und Z. Ihr Denken und Fühlen zu verstehen, wäre ohne „Generation X“ nicht möglich.

American Jewish Year Book 2017

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

Author: Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319706632

Category: Social Science

Page: 846

View: 8116

The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 117th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena” and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

Multiple Sclerosis, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics, E-Book

Author: Darin T. Okuda

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323569935

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9084

This issue of Neurologic Clinics, edited by Dr. Darin T. Okuda, focuses on Multiple Sclerosis. Topics include, but are not limited to, Myelin and Axonal Repair Strategies in Multiple Sclerosis; Common Clinical and Imaging Conditions Misdiagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis; Topographical Model for Multiple Sclerosis: A Novel Approach to Understanding Clinical Phenotypes and Disease Activity; Incidental Anomalies Characteristic of CNS Demyelination: Radiologically Isolated Syndrome; Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: From Recognition to Practical Clinical Management; Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis: Distinct Entity or Time Dependent Phenomena; Advanced Symptom Management Strategies in Multiple Sclerosis, Ethnic Considerations and Multiple Sclerosis Disease Variability; The Dynamics of the Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis in Relation to Disease; Spinal Cord Imaging in Relation to Clinical Status in Multiple Sclerosis, and more.

Millennial Culture and Communication Pedagogies

Narratives from the Classroom and Higher Education

Author: Ahmet Atay,Mary Z. Ashlock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498550657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 362

This book provides valuable insights into the millennial generation and how college students, faculty, and staff can effectively communicate and understand one another.

La Nueva California

Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

Author: David E Hayes-Bautista

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520292529

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1241

Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this complex, fascinating analysis suggests that the future of Latinos in California will be neither complete assimilation nor unyielding separatism. Instead, the development of a distinctive regional identity will be based on Latino definitions of what it means to be American. This updated edition now provides trend lines through the 2010 Census as well as information on the 1849 California Constitutional Convention and the ethnogenesis of how Latinos created the society of "Latinos de Estados Unidos" (Latinos in the US). In addition, two new chapters focus on Latino Post-Millennials—the first focusing on what it’s like to grow up in a digital world; and the second describing the contestation of Latinos at a national level and the dynamics that transnational relationships have on Latino Post-Millennials in Mexico and Central America.

Out of the Running

Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why It Matters

Author: Shauna L. Shames

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479853569

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4662

An inside look into why Millennials are rejecting careers in politics, and what this means for the future of America's political system Millennials are often publically criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers. But what do millennials themselves have to say about the prospect of holding political office? Are they as uninterested in political issues and the future of the American political system as the media suggests? Out of the Running goes directly to the source and draws from extensive research, including over 50 interviews, with graduate students in elite institutions that have historically been a direct link for their graduates into state or federal elected office: Harvard Law, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Boston’s Suffolk University Law School. Shauna Shames, herself a young graduate of Harvard University, suggests that millennials are not uninterested; rather, they don’t believe that a career in politics is the best way to create change. Millennials view the system as corrupt or inefficient and are particularly skeptical about the fundraising, frenzied media attention, and loss of privacy that have become staples of the American electoral process. They are clear about their desire to make a difference in the world but feel that the “broken” political system is not the best way to do so—a belief held particularly by millennial women and women of color. The implications of Shames’ argument are crucial for the future of the American political system—how can a system adapt and grow if qualified, intelligent leaders are not involved? An engaging and accessible resource for anyone who follows American politics, Out of the Running highlights the urgent need to fix the American political system, as an absence of diverse millennial candidates leaves its future in a truly precarious position. Instructor's Guide

Socialism for Millennials

2017: The Vision of Bernie Sanders

Author: Jerry Cunningham

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544990040

Category:

Page: 224

View: 9505

Bernie Sanders made -socialism- a good word. What is socialism? Has there ever been a socialist movement in the U.S.? How does socialism tie together militarism, racism, environmental crimes and the Wall Street banksters? This book, by attorney, college teacher and writer Jerry Cunningham, explains recent U.S. history from a socialist standpoint, and sets forth practical steps necessary for carrying Bernie's vision to the next level. Contents (220 pages) I. Introduction - II. What's Wrong With Capitalism, Anyway? - III. The Environment - IV. Latin America Fights Back - V. Cages For All: The Victory Of The Punishers - VI. National Liberation After World War II - VII. The House of Islam Fights Back - VIII. Poisonous Ideologies: The Loss Of Privacy - IX. They Like, We Like - X. Socialists To Know And Love -

Citizens but Not Americans

Race and Belonging among Latino Millennials

Author: Nilda Flores-González

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479809470

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2969

An exploration of how race shapes Latino millennials’ notions of national belonging Latino millennials constitute the second largest segment of the millennial population. By sheer numbers they will inevitably have a significant social, economic, and political impact on U.S. society. Beyond basic demographics, however, not much is known about how they make sense of themselves as Americans. In Citizens but Not Americans,Nilda Flores-González examines how Latino millennials understand race, experience race, and develop notions of belonging. Based on nearly one hundred interviews, Flores-González argues that though these young Latina/os are U.S. citizens by birth, they do not feel they are part of the “American project,” and are forever at the margins looking in. The book provides an inside look at how characteristics such as ancestry, skin color, social class, gender, language and culture converge and shape these youths’ feelings of belonging as they navigate everyday racialization. The voices of Latino millennials reveal their understanding of racialization along three dimensions—as an ethno-race, as a racial middle and as ‘real’ Americans. Using familiar tropes, these youths contest the othering that negates their Americanness while constructing notions of belonging that allow them to locate themselves as authentic members of the American national community. Challenging current thinking about race and national belonging, Citizens but Not Americans significantly contributes to our understanding of the Latino millennial generation and makes a powerful argument about the nature of race and belonging in the U.S.

Kids These Days

The Making of Millennials

Author: Malcolm Harris

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316510851

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2991

"The first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it." -- Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker "The best, most comprehensive work of social and economic analysis about our benighted generation." --Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens "The kind of brilliantly simple idea that instantly clarifies an entire area of culture."--William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichés about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials. Namely: - We are the most educated and hard-working generation in American history. - We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the 21st century labor market. - We have been taught to consider working for free (homework, internships) a privilege for our own benefit. - We are poorer, more medicated, and more precariously employed than our parents, grandparents, even our great grandparents, with less of a social safety net to boot. Kids These Days, is about why. In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about our maligned birth cohort. Examining trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off. Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up.

No Hard Feelings

Emotions at Work and How They Help Us Succeed

Author: Liz Fosslien,Mollie West Duffy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241982731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4930

Have you ever worried about showing emotion at work, or panicked you've revealed too much of your personality? In No Hard Feelings, you'll learn how to navigate the emotional minefield that is the modern workplace, and express your feelings and identity at work. After all, the financial success of the 21st century depends on it. Without the ability to communicate and correct stress, we risk burnout. Without emotions, we cannot make decisions, influence others, or be creative. As our jobs become more collaborative, complex, and stressful - as well as the centre of our identities - effectively embracing emotion will only become more important. Combining behavioural economics and psychology with sharp, funny and colourful illustrations, No Hard Feelings shows readers how to be more authentic, productive, and happy at work. Liz Fosslien is a marketing and design consultant who illustrates the webcomic Out of the Office, and her work has been featured by the Economist, the Freakonomics blog, and NPR. Mollie West Duffy is an organizational designer at IDEO and a professor at Stanford University where she teaches design. She writes a blog and advises companies on start-up culture.

Media, Millennials, and Politics

The Coming of Age of the Next Political Generation

Author: Alison Novak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498522459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 2276

Media, Millennials, and Politics scrutinizes the media’s narration and coverage of political participation of the millennial generation in the 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 elections and identifies the primarily negative discourses that have shaped the relationship between millennials, politics, and journalistic media.

The Millennial City

Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy

Author: Markus Moos,Deirdre Pfeiffer,Tara Vinodrai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138631236

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 298

View: 5772

18 Fun for all ages: weaving greenspace, transportation, and housing together in the intergenerational city -- 19 What does the march of the Millennials mean for the future American city? -- 20 (Millennial) cities of tomorrow -- Index

Finding Feminism

Millennial Activists and the Unfinished Gender Revolution

Author: Alison Dahl Crossley

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479898066

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6256

The contemporary tactics of millennial feminists who are part of an active movement for social change. In 2014, after a young man murdered six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then killed himself, the news provoked an eye-opening surge of feminist activism. Fueled by the wide circulation of the killer’s hateful manifesto and his desire to exact “revenge” upon young women, feminists online and offline around the world clamored for a halt to such acts of misogyny. Despite the widespread belief that feminism is out-of-style or dead, this mobilization of young women fighting against gender oppression was overwhelming. In Finding Feminism, Alison Dahl Crossley analyzes feminist activists at three different U.S. colleges, revealing that feminism is alive on campuses, but is complex, nuanced, and context-dependent. Young feminists are carrying the torch of the movement, despite a climate that is not always receptive to their claims. These feminists are engaged in social justice organizing in unexpected contexts and spaces, such as multicultural sororities, student government, and online. Sharing personal stories of their everyday experiences with inequality, the young women in Finding Feminism employ both traditional and innovative feminist tactics. They use the Internet and social media as a tool for their activism—what Alison Dahl Crossley calls ‘Facebook Feminism.’ The university, as an institution, simultaneously aids and constrains their fight for gender equality. Offering a stunning and hopeful portrait of today’s young feminist leaders, Finding Feminism provides insight into the contemporary feminist movement in America.

Wer bin ich, wenn ich online bin...

und was macht mein Gehirn solange? - Wie das Internet unser Denken verändert

Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641080681

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 7814

Wie beeinflusst sie Körper und Geist? Heute schon gegoogelt? Im Durchschnitt sind die Deutschen etwa zweieinhalb Stunden täglich online. Neuesten Studien zufolge, so zeigt Bestsellerautor und IT-Experte Nicholas Carr, bewirkt bereits eine Onlinestunde am Tag erstaunliche neurologische Prägungen in unserem Gehirn. Wer das Internet nach Informationen, sozialen Kontakten oder Unterhaltung durchforstet, verwendet, anders als beim Buch- oder Zeitunglesen, einen Großteil seiner geistigen Energie auf die Beherrschung des Mediums selbst. Und macht sich um die Inhalte, buchstäblich, keinen Kopf. Die Folge: Im Internetzeitalter lesen wir oberflächlicher, lernen wir schlechter, erinnern wir uns schwächer denn je. Von den Anpassungsleistungen unseres Gehirns profitieren nicht wir, sondern die Konzerne, die mit Klickzahlen Kasse machen. In seinem neuen Buch verbindet Carr, zwanzig Jahre nach Entstehung des World Wide Web, seine medienkritische Bilanz mit einer erhellenden Zeitreise durch Philosophie-, Technologie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte – von Sokrates’ Skepsis gegenüber der Schrift, dem Menschen als Uhrwerk und Nietzsches Schreibmaschine bis zum User als Gegenstand aktueller Debatten und Studien. Und er vermittelt – jenseits von vagem Kulturpessimismus – anhand greifbarer Untersuchungen und Experimente, wie das Internet unser Denken verändert.

Renewing Democracy in Young America

Author: Daniel Hart,James Youniss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190641487

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 877

With a government plagued by systemic ills and deep ideological divides, democracy, as we know it, is in jeopardy. Yet, ironically, voter apathy remains prevalent and evidence suggests standard civic education has done little to instill a sense of civic duty in the American public. While some are waiting for change to come from within, trying to influence already polarized voters, or counting down the days until the "next election," leading child and adolescent development experts Daniel Hart and James Youniss are looking to another solution: America's youth. In Renewing Democracy in Young America, Hart and Youniss examine the widening generation gap, the concentration of wealth in pockets of the US, and the polarized political climate, and they arrive at a compelling solution to some of the most hotly contested issues of our time. The future of democracy depends on the American people seeing citizenship as a long-term psychological identity, and thus it is critical that youth have the opportunity to act as citizens during the time of their identity formation. Proposing that 16- and 17-year-olds be able to vote in municipal elections and suggesting that schools create science-based, community-oriented environmental engagement programs, the authors expound that by engaging youth through direct citizen-participatory experiences, we can successfully create active and committed citizens. Political scientists, media commentators, and citizens alike agree that democratic processes are broken across the nation, but we cannot stop at simply showing that our political system is dysfunctional. Refreshingly lucid and unabashedly hopeful, Renewing Democracy in Young America is an impeccably timed call to action.